This first trailer has been released for Netflix’s Raising Dion
From a Netflix press release, “Raising Dion is the brainchild of commercial and music video director Dennis Liu, who created the comic book and directed the short film, which became a viral sensation. Joining Carol Barbee as executive producers are Michael B. Jordan, through his Outlier Society Productions, who will also appear in the series; MACRO’s Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks; Kenny Goodman; and Michael Green (Logan, American Gods)."
Raising Dion’s cast includes Alisha Wainwright, Jason Ritter, and Ja’Siah Young as the young Dion. And yes that’s Michael B. Jordan appearing as the mysterious deceased father. The series follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Read ‘Raising Dion’ Gets Its First Trailer on I Am Black Sci-Fi. The series premieres in over 190 countries on October 4, 2019.
Check out this first trailer for Netflix’s Raising Dion, a celebration of black single motherhood while raising a potential superhero.